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Direct503-212-5034
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Lake Oswego Office

15400 Boones Ferry Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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I am a dedicated Real Estate Professional with The Laue Team and Hasson Company Realtors.  I am committed to quality customer service and always put the people I serve first.  My goal is to help your family build wealth and find that “perfect” home while building a lifetime relationship based on excellent service and clear communication. I hope to earn the position of your “Personal Real Estate Planner for Life.” 

I am honored to be one of the four talented members of The Laue Team who combine their skills to give you the best service possible.  Our team has an "extended team" of home inspectors, escrow and title personnel, and contractors and service providers that will assist you with every need you have in your real estate transaction.  Our clients call us regularly for service recommendations after the sale and we are  always willing to be of assistance.

Prior to coming on-board with The Hasson Company, I attended the University of Portland on a Division One basketball scholarship and graduated in 1996 with a BA in Sociology.  I then played professional basketball in Australia and upon returning to The States went directly into the education program at Oregon State University.  I graduated in 1999 with a Masters in Education and taught and coached at the High School level in Salem, Oregon for five years before making the decision to become an administrator.  I returned to George Fox University to earn an Administrative Degree and accepted a position as an Assistant Principal. I then spent six years as an Assistant Principal in the Sheridan School District.   

When I’m not helping you realize your real estate goals, I enjoy spending time with my two sons, Mason and Luke, and my wife Kiesha. I also enjoy playing golf, basketball, snowboarding, and listening to music.

I commit to being there every step of the way to make this process as easy as possible. I want you to focus on the joy of owning your new home and I will worry about the details. Our team of Real Estate professionals will be working along with us at each stage of your purchase.

As a member of The Laue Team, I know I can offer the best service possible to you with over seventy-five years of combined experience.  Our team of professionals makes sure there is always someone available to meet your needs.  I look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with you.

“Rick successfully managed the recent purchase of our home that included the additional challenge of relocating from out of state. He was patient, consistent, responsive, and reliable throughout the process. He is easy to work with, knowledgeable of the Portland metropolitan market, and experienced in purchasing/selling rural homes with larger property along with homes in neighborhood developments. It was a pleasure to work with Rick and I highly recommend him and the Laue team if you are considering buying or selling a property.”

— Scott and Christie

“Rick, we sincerely appreciate all you have done to make our house closing go smoothly. Your professional attention to every detail as we gained knowledge about the house helped us so much!”

— John and Sandy

“Excellent!!! We have now bought and sold with Rick Brainard. He went above and beyond both times. Our recent transaction ran into some pretty major and unfortunate surprises. Rick took the lead on getting the right people out to make the necessary repairs when we were too overwhelmed to figure out what to do. He also did lots of open houses and was always GREAT with communication.”

— JJ and Sarah

“We worked with Rick Brainard when purchasing our home! He was a pleasure to work with and he was always there to help with questions. We would definitely use him again and recommend him to family and friends!”

— Brian and Kelly

“It was truly a pleasure working with The Laue Team. They’ve been great! We really appreciate all of the attention and expertise. We are sure to recommend The Laue Team to anyone we know looking in the future.”

— Taylor and Kate

“I can’t say enough about the quality of service and value that I received in working with Rick Brainard and the entire Laue Team in the sale of my home in West Linn and the purchase of my new home in Lake Oswego. Rick’s knowledge of the market, his great demeanor and negotiations skills and his genuine desire to achieve his client’s goals make him the perfect choice whether your buying or selling. On the sale of my home; Rick and The Laue Team put together a great marketing plan. In terms of using of print and video media; the marketing materials they put together to sell my home were extremely effective and well surpassed the competition and my expectations. The bottom line is that my home sold within the first week of being on the market at a price that well exceeded the listing price. Moving from a Seller in a Seller’s market to a Buyer in a Seller’s market presented a whole new set of challenges and Rick worked hard on my behalf to find the perfect new home for me at what turned out to be a great price. At times when I got discouraged as a buyer in this market; Rick always reassured me that together we’d find the perfect home for me and in the end that’s exactly what happened. Whether you’re interested in selling or buying a home; in my opinion you couldn’t work with a better agent than Rick Brainard.”

— Jerry

“We could not be any happier. From the first phone call, to meeting Rick that first day, we knew we were in good hands. Rick and The Laue Team have gone above and beyond anything we could have expected or asked for.”

— John and Julie

“The Laue Team definitely exceeded our expectations. From day one our realtor, Rick Brainard, impressed us with his work ethic and commitment to finding us the right home. We were expecting a long process, but with our criteria in mind, Rick previewed many homes on our behalf and significantly reduced the amount of time we needed to spend. I appreciate his drive and enthusiasm and can definitely recommend the Laue team to anyone looking for a new home."

— Sean and Stacey

“Great experience. Rick was fantastic and we appreciated his approach. Rick did not put any pressure on us but guided us through the process as a trusted adviser. His recommendations and insights were appreciated. I would definitely recommend Rick to friends and family (even the in-laws)”

— Muneer and Rubina

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11/15/2019 - bullock lizzy

Bought a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $475K in Wilsonville, OR.

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"My husband and I had a great experience working with the Laue team. Mary was the agent who represented us, and she was wonderful. My husband and I were purchasing our first home and she helped explain processes and details we didn't understand. She helped us find a perfect house for us, and weigh all the pros and cons of the properties we looked at. Mary advocated for us during the purchasing process and was always quick to respond with answers when we contacted her. We never felt left in the dark during any of the buying process. Not only was she a great real estate agent, she was kind, caring, thoughtful, hardworking, and knowledgable. We had a great experience! I would recommend Mary, and the Laue team to anyone who is seeking a real estate agent!"

— bullock lizzy

11/14/2019 - linda a haas

Sold a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $450K in Tualatin, OR.

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"I have worked for 8 years with Debi Laue from Rick's office. I have done many, many real estate transactions in my life, but her depth of knowledge and experience far surpasses any realtor I've used in the past. She is creative in making a deal come together, knowledgeable about current trends both in buying and selling, and a great communicator. She is responsive, professional and so easy to work with. Her co-workers in the office are of the same caliber. I've had a chance to work with several people in her office who provide a variety of services, and they are all so good at what they do!"

— linda a haas

11/12/2019 - MattYoung582

Bought and sold a home in 2019 in Palisades, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

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"My wife and I, coming from California, found Nic Wilson fairly randomly while looking at properties unrepresented. It's difficult finding a house coming out of state and Nic went above and beyond to assist us along the way.

We ended up using a mortgage broker that he referred us to, Aaron at Capital M, who was also wonderful.

Nic helped us identify properties, spoke honestly about the advantages and disadvantages of various locations, and knew his stuff all the way around.

He scheduled all of the inspections, handed appointments for contractors, and more.

When it came to getting the best deal possible I was very happy with how he represented our needs and the evidence based approach he used to make offers / counter offers. There was strategy involved. It wasn't just asking, then reporting back that the seller had said no and moving on.

He also wrangled the seller's agent when my wife and I moved up the timetable to accommodate the movers. Aaron and the team at Capital M we're also stars here.

While this is our first purchase in OR we plan to make more and will not hesitate to use Nic again."

— MattYoung582

11/12/2019 - jonstafford1

Bought and sold a home in 2019 in Tualatin, OR.

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"Debi Laue operates at a different level. I cannot say enough positive things about Debi's team and the VALUE she added. We all have access to the same listings online; however, value is added with new information, understanding the history of the property, a strong understanding of the area, conviction of property values, and being willing to negotiate extremely well on a clients behalf. We experienced all those things with Debi and I never felt her commission was more important than us getting what we wanted. Strongly recommend.

-Jonathan D."

— jonstafford1

10/15/2019 - Riskitall

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $600K in Hillsdale, Portland, OR.

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"My wife and I worked with Nic Wilson both in selling our temporary townhouse and in finding our family's forever home in Portland.
I could not say enough about Nic's help. He listened AND understood what we wanted so we only looked at homes that met our location, layout and budget criteria, which saved us a ton of time and anguish by not looking at homes that didn't fit us. He never pressured us or rushed us but was always ready to jump in when we needed his expertise. Nic was quick yet strategic in his counsel and was irreplaceable during the negotiation process.
If you're looking for a home or looking to sell a home in the Portland-metro area, I highly recommend reaching out to Nic Wilson with the Laue Team.

Your family and your wallet will be thankful you did."

— Riskitall

10/09/2019 - JinHan8

Helped me rent a Townhouse home in Wilsonville, OR.

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"When I moved to Oregon from Iowa in 2013 and overwhelmed and was afraid to purchase a house due to the high price of the house in Wilsonville, OR.
Rick Brainard explained and walked me through the purchasing process step by step in purchasing a home. over the past 6 years, I made a few more transactions purchasing rental properties and Rick always provides valuable advice to make the right decision.

Rick has always answered every call, text, or email no matter what time of the day or night it was. his professionalism, mentorship, knowledge, honesty, and hard work ethic are much respected and appreciated.

Rick and the Laue team is my go-to realtor team in PDX area and would highly recommend to anyone that is searching for a new home or an investment property.

Thank you again to Rick Brainard and the Laue team for being a great buyer's agent and making the whole purchasing process smooth. Always look forward to working with you on my future investment."

— JinHan8

09/05/2019 - bonzer103

Sold a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $700K in Savanna Oaks, West Linn, OR.

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"When we first moved to Oregon we looked for months to find the right house. Per recommendation of a friend we switched realtors and started to work with Rick. Rick blew our socks off and we bought the first house he had shown us. Fast forward six years when it was time to sell the house, we had unlimited options of family and friends that are realtors but being very particular I wanted to use the best. Rick graciously agreed to help sell our home during a very busy time of the year. As expected, he is as good as it gets as a professional, and extremely responsive. We felt he truly listens to the client, dials in to their needs, and secured top dollar. Rick wasn't only vested in the process, but was vested in the experience and does things in a manner someone would that thinks long term. Would use Rick and his team 1,000 times over."

— bonzer103

06/12/2019 - bullock amelia

Sold a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $975K in Wilsonville, OR.

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"Rick Brainard and his team provided excellent care and service to our family from the beginning to the end. Every detail was covered. Their knowledge of the Wilsonville market and their expertise in real estate dealings made the process go smoothly and without worry. They are kind and great to work with. The best!"

— bullock amelia

06/07/2019 - user51055482

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $425K in Tualatin, OR.

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"We were lucky to have Nic Wilson of the Laue Team help us sell and buy our home. Knowing I could trust Nic to manage the many details of the buying and selling process made for such a positive experience. His calm and cool approach was very appreciated and made negotiations easier. We are so happy with our move and our new house! We could not have done it without all the help from Nic and his great team.

The excellent photos helped boost interest in our home with 8 offers in two days. The Laue Team worked to coordinate closing the sale of one home, and the buying of the new home all on the same business day. Every step we took through the selling and buying process was met with knowledge and ease from the Laue Team. Sending many thanks and 5 star ratings to Nic and Team Laue!"

— user51055482

06/06/2019 - alhornish44

Sold a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $825K in Irvington, Portland, OR.

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"We worked with Rick Brainard and the Laue team 3 years ago in our move to Portland. Ricks negotiation skills were needed and impressive. So in selling this year came back to him working primarily with Nic Wilson and others on the team. The experience was outstanding. Initially we were worried if they knew the Portland market as well as some others who were physically located in Portland. In the end his market analysis was very accurate and much more so that that of another realtor we talked to. Customer service was outstanding, communication was ongoing, and Nic and the team were also fun to work with. We would definitely recommend the Laue team for buying or selling as we have done both with their assistance."

— alhornish44

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